1. Horizon Chase Turbo
It’s easy to be cynical of anything infused with nostalgia these days when so many pop culture institutions are exploiting the past for quick cash. Horizon Chase Turbo has enough appeal despite its antiquated appearance to avoid being labelled as a hack.
A fun gameplay aspect in Horizon Chase Turbo is accumulating gas canisters to keep from running out of gasoline. The game also stresses boosting and evading other players’ vehicles. The Aquiris Game Studio’s racing game is particularly well-known for its visual appeal.
Because of its flat, polygon-heavy graphics that are reminiscent of racing games from the 1990s, Horizon Chase Turbo’s gorgeousness may not be immediately apparent (but without jaggies, clipping, and other era-specific visual flaws). Depending on whether the traveller is moving at night or during the day, the images switch between soft pastel tones and cool, neon highlights.
2. Dirt 5
Dirt 5 is an off-road racing adventure from Codemasters. Paths made of sand, gravel, and snow are all included in the game. Career, online modes, split-screen for four players, and other game types are all included in Dirt 5. In the Career mode, you can earn sponsorships and a variety of rewards by conquering every location and defeating a formidable foe.
3. Forza Horizon 5
Playground Games’ upcoming open-world arcade racing game travels from the British Isles to Mexico. The setting of Forza Horizon 5 is 50% bigger than Horizon 4’s, and it features vast highways through the desert, charming Mexican towns, and breathtaking canyons.
Storms may whip up violent winds at any time in Horizon 5, building on the amazing seasonal effects that make the world come to life in the earlier games.
4. Assetto Corsa
One of the most well-liked racing simulation games on the market is Assetto Corsa. The late 2013 release of Assetto Corsa allows players to experience the thrill of driving some of the most well-known high-performance cars in the world.
Each of the more than 50 cars has a simple setup that sets contemporary racing simulations apart from the crowd. The game still simulates racing, but it is less intense than games like iRacing.
5. Burnout Paradise Remastered
One of Criterion’s best games, Burnout Paradise, was first released in 2008 for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Therefore, Burnout Paradise Remastered must be even better.
Big Surf Island, with all of its potential for stunts and devastation, is now available to PC users in addition to some excellent aesthetic improvements. It was previously restricted to consoles. Even when you’re just driving around or participating in one of the many activities Paradise City has to offer, the layout is entertaining.
Four elements serve as the foundation of a remarkable racing game: a breathtaking sense of speed, amusing gaming-friendly graphics, deft controls, distinctive sound effects, and cruising music.
If a racing game masters those components, regardless of whether it is an arcade, sim, or kart game, it will be remembered as one of the best. Which PC games specifically qualify? Our list separates the many games from the few that have a winner’s circle.